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South America Photo Gallery

Photo galleries by country include major attractions, cities, archaeological ruins, beaches, mountains, forests, rivers, wildlife, even South America from Space. Many of the galleries include a section of historical iamges from time gone by.

Photo of the Week
Enjoy these photos of various places or things in South America. I've chosen them to represent something unique, colorful, out of the way, or because they are a top attraction.

Antarctica Photo Gallery
Images of ice, plateaus, islands, wildlife, Mount Erebus, cruising destinations, Deception Island, research stations and more from this increasingly popular destination.

Argentina Photo Gallery
Images of Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, the Andean northwest, Nahuel Huapi and the lake region, moutnains and seaside resorts, landscapes and cityscapes by region, people, plus historical photos and photos from space.

Bolivia Photo Gallery
Images of the Andes, altiplano, Lake Titicaca, the Salar de Uyuni, Yungas and the rainforest, landscapes and cityscapes by region, people, plus historical photos and photos from space.

Brazil Photo Gallery
Tour photographic Brazil, from soaring skyscrapers in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to the Amazon, beach scenes, Iguazu Falls, the prehistoric petroglyphs in Serra da Capivara National Park, plus historical photos and sketches, images from space and people.

Chile Photo Gallery
From the Atacama to Magallanes, images of deserts, seascapes, Santiago, the lake district, Chiloe, Patagonia and Torres del Paine, fjords and glaciers, landscapes and cityscapes by region, people, plus historical photos and photos from space.

Colombia Photo Gallery
Images of Cartagena, plus historical photos of Bogota, Barranquilla and other locations, people and images from space.

Devil's Island Photo Gallery
These pictures and text describe a bit of the history of this notorious prison settlement that occupied Devil's Island, two other islands and portions of the French Guiana mainland.

Ecuador Photo Gallery
Images of Quito, Guayaquil, the Andean highlands, fabled haciendas, the Sierra and the rainforest, plus of course, the Galapagos! Don't miss these historical photos and sketches.

Falkland Islands / Islas Malvinas Photo Gallery
Island views as well as wildlife, including birds, penguins and other wildlife.

Galapagos Photo Gallery
Pictures and descriptions of only a few of the thousands of species inhabiting the islands, plus views of the islands.

Iguazú Falls Photo Gallery
Called Foz do Iguaçu in Brazilian, and Cataratas del Iguazú in Spanish, the falls are a top photographic and scenic destination for visitors from all countries.

Iquitos Photo Gallery
Photos of Iquitos scenes, floating houses, Yanacuyo River, fishermen, Loving Light Lodge, Shaman and more images from guest author Skip Kaltenheiser.

Lake Titicaca Photo Gallery
Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, bordered by Bolivia and Peru, is the birthplace of the Inca civilization and a must-see tourist destination for many visitors to South America.

Machu Pichhu
Photos from Alturas De Machu Picchu, by guest author Clarence Fisk.

Paraguay Photo Gallery
The Gran Chaco, Asunción and Ciudad del Este, plus the reduciones or Jesuit Mission ruins, landscapes and cityscapes by region, people, plus photos from space.

Peru Photo Gallery
Images of the Andes, Lima, Cuzco, the Sacred valley of the Ururbamba, Lake Titicaca, the rainforest, Machu Picchu, Arequipa and Colca Canyon, Nazca lines, Chan Chan and other archaeological sites, plus landscapes and cityscapes by region, people, plus historical photos and photos from space.

South America from Space Photo Gallery - Astronaut Photos of Earth
The photos taken from space by astronauts on various flights and missions include cities, coasts, mountains, volcanos, geographical and meteorological detail. Some are wonderfully clear and crisp, others less so. All are worth a look. Note: NASA photos are in the public domain.

Sports of South America Photo Gallery
Sports and recreation in South America include skiing, diving, fishing, racing, rafting, hiking, trekking, parasailing, sky-diving, horseback riding, motorcycles, bicyles - whatever familiar or extreme sports enthusiasts enjoy. Here are some photos of those activities.

Uruguay Photo Gallery
Images of Montevideo, Punta del Este, the coast, plus photos from space.

Venezuela Photo Gallery
Images of Angel Falls, Roraima National Park, Caracas, the great sabana, the Andes, Orinoco River, plus historical photos and photos from space.

Views of South America Cities from Space
Enjoy these photographs, taken on various NASA and International Space Station missions, of South American cities. Seen from above, the scope, topography, natural landmarks and distinctive features vary in clarity, yet each photograph is a unique way to learn about the city and surrounding area.

Wildlife Photo Gallery
Land, sea and air: animals, birds, reptiles, bugs, fish, etc. from nany regions of South America.

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